Story of Ruby Bridges

Monthly Movie for Children and Families

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 3:30 pm

Our monthly film is happening again for children and families!   We'll be hosting a great movie for ages 4 and older. This month's film (for Martin Luther King Jr. week) is "The Story of Ruby Bridges". Please join us!
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Pajama Storytime

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Penguin Craft

Join West End Library Children's Room as we enjoy the winter weather and make penguin crafts! Coloring sheets are also available! Appropriate for ages 2+
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Books to Brushes: Strengthening Literacy Through Art

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

Release your inner artist this Black History Month! Books to Brushes couples participatory reading activities with instructor-led painting sessions. In honor of Black History Month, children and teens will read and discuss a black history related book and paint a picture inspired by it. The session will be led by founder and teaching artist, Anike Robinson. Ms. Robinson is a Washington, D.C. based interdisciplinary artist with a master's degree in secondary education. She uses art as a means to support literacy in the classroom for grades K-12.  
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Wii Move

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00 pm

Wii Move is an exercise activity for children ages 5-12.  Twist, turn, and move like never before with fun, motion-controlled experiences.  

Winter Games Day

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:00 pm

Winter is here and the library is a warm place for an afternoon of board games and snacks. International Games Day was a hit, so we're bringing back new games and dusting off the classics.  A war gaming expert will be on hand to teach and play a historical board game.  Best for ages 8 to 100 - it's an intergenerational activity!  
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An Afternoon with Winnie the Pooh

In celebration of A.A. Milne's birthday on January 18, we're spending an afternoon with one of the world's most lovable characters, Winnie the Pooh. We'll read a story about Pooh's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his friends Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit, watch a movie and make a Pooh and friends craft to take home. As Tigger says, it'll be "absitively, posolutely, splendiferous!" Best for children 5 and older.  Snacks provided.  
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National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Performance

Enjoy the sensational live sounds of a specially assembled and highly accomplished string quartet.
Cover of the One and Only Ivan

Tenley Readers Unite: One and Only Ivan

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life. Read this Newbery award-winning book, then come to the library at the date and time below to talk about it with other kids. Snacks will be provided.    
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Noon-Year's Eve Party

Join us at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room for crafts, board games, and books about New Year’s around the world. Make your own mask to celebrate 2017 and then count down to noon!